Giant, venomous, invading alien spiders… again.

Oh, no! An Australian town has been terrorised by giant, venomous spiders.

How the eastern tarantula story appeared in the Times Online.
How the eastern tarantula story appeared in the Times Online.

Newspapers all around the world are recounting the ordeal of the town of Bowen, Queensland – the town recently made famous by Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia – with perhaps a little more relish than is strictly necessary:

“Super-sized tarantulas are spinning a web of terror in a town in Australia.” (Sky News) “Locals have been shocked by the size of the giant venomous spiders that have invaded an Outback town in Queensland” (The Times, Fox News) “It sounds like a remake of the campy horror movie, Eight Legged Freaks. But this is scarier, because it’s really happening” (Los Angeles Times) …and many more.

So, what’s going on out there? Continue reading Giant, venomous, invading alien spiders… again.